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Center for Quantitative Sciences Summer Institute set for Aug. 6-17

Jul. 17, 2018—Vanderbilt's Center for Quantitative Sciences is offering four courses in August designed to sharpen quantitative research skills and provide methods and tools to deepen understanding in biostatistics and bioinformatics.

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Lyrical Brew: Ciona Rose featuring Rebecca Wells on July 20

Jul. 16, 2018—The Vanderbilt Bookstore's monthly poetry night, 'Lyrical Brew', will feature noted Nashville poet Ciona Rouse introducing novelist Rebecca Wells reading, discussing, and signing her books, including the best-selling Ya-Ya Sisterhood series.

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My Southern Health: The symptoms of cholangiocarcinoma

Jul. 13, 2018—The signs of this rare bile-duct cancer typically go unnoticed at first. Here’s what to know.

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My Southern Health: Opioid addiction and pregnancy

Jul. 13, 2018—Get a primer on these addictive drugs and how they affect pregnant women.

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Vanderbilt engineer to participate in NAE’s Frontiers of Engineering symposium

Jul. 13, 2018—Brett Byram, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s 24th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium Sept. 5-7 in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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‘Developing Community Partnerships to Establish an Intergenerational Community Garden Program’ July 13

Jul. 11, 2018—With partnership development mini-grant funding from the Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core, Barbara Canada and Sam Gannon formed a community-academic research collaboration with local Nashville churches to establish an intergenerational community garden program. The team will share how they built the program through meetings with community members to inform program development, gain community support, and engage additional community partners.

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TDOT to hold informational meeting on I-440 reconstruction July 10

Jul. 9, 2018—The Tennessee Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting on Tuesday, July 10, to provide details on the upcoming I-440 reconstruction project in Davidson County.

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Section of 24th Avenue closed for maintenance

Jul. 9, 2018—Underground telecommunications work on 24th Ave to the south of Vanderbilt Place will begin July 9 and continue through the first week of August.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2018 Greenwall Faculty Scholars

Jul. 3, 2018—VU and VUMC (combined) may nominate up to 2 faculty for the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics. These three-year career development awards enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research that goes beyond current work in bioethics and whose research will have an impact on public policy, biomedical research, or clinical practice.

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Limited submission opportunity: Simons Investigators: Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS)

Jul. 3, 2018—Vanderbilt may nominate up to 2 faculty members for the Simons Foundation Investigator Program in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS). Investigators in MMLS are outstanding scientists, often with mathematics or theoretical physics backgrounds, now engaged in research based on mathematical modeling in the life sciences.

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Limited submission opportunity: Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars

Jul. 3, 2018—The Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM²D leaders and feed the STEM²D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM²D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.

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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program seeks ‘Friendship Families’ for International Leaders

Jul. 3, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is looking for Friendship Families for International Fellows during the 2018-2019 academic year.

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